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secretary of state meets behind doors with top lawmakers. >> she is under fire for initially saying it was protesters not terrorists. >> what happened in benghazi and what i'm finding out on my
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own makes me very upset. back to the bargaining table, the fiscal cliff. many lawmakers are saying they're open to breaking their pledge. >> peter king who tried to weasle out of it i hope his wife understands that commitments last more than two years. >> that was a bit below the belt, grover. the crane that collapsed in australia also owns the crane in new york that collapsed during hurricane sandy. bracing for a wintry mix. know and rain moving in from the midwest. >> amazing story of survival. man using the lid of a cooler to tread water for hours after his boat capsized. all that -- >> anthony for three. >> charlie rose co-hosting "cbs this morning" in the early am -- >> touchdown, carolina. >> carolina wins 30-22. >> and all that matters -- >> you and i have lived much
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different lives. i mean i think that is apparent. >> you are a white man. >> i am a -- >> cyber monday the biggest shopping day online ever. >> cyber monday which means i was drunk when i bought all that crap tuesday. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." united nations ambassador susan rice meets face t welcome to cbs th"cbs this morning." ambassador susan rice meets with critics on capitol hill this morning. she will be asked about the attack that killed the ambassador to libya and why she suggested a few days later that the fatal assault was not as a result of a terrorist attack. >> possible replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. margaret brennan is on capitol hill. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah
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and charlie. u.s. ambassador susan rice hopes to put that controversy to rest. if she is successful, it would remove the largest political hurdle to her nomination as secretary of state. rice is meeting right now behind closed doors with three of her most vocal critics, republican senator john mccain, kelly ayotte and lindsey graham talking behind closed doors to discuss classified material. the acting director of the cia, mike morel, is helping her answer questions and will accompany her to other meetings on the hill this week. an aide to mccain tells cbs news that rice requested this meeting last week and it could be decisive. if she answers mccain's questions to his satisfaction, he says he would support her nomination. >> margaret, what do you think those questions will be from the senators that they want answered? >> reporter: charlie, there are a lot of them. specifically senator mccain has said he wants ambassador rice to explain why she did not mention
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that within 24 hours of the assault in benghazi that the intelligence community knew that there were links to al qaeda. as you remember, in five different television appearances, she said there was no evidence that the attack was preplanned. now senator mccain has said she misled the public. ambassador rice says she respect s mccain but that some of his criticisms are unfounded. as cbs news has reported her unclassified talking points were edited by the intelligence community, who removed references to al qaeda, not the white house or the state department, who did that specifically is under review by senate intelligence committee. >> margaret, thank you. president obama meets with small business owners today to promote his solution to the fiscal cliff. the deadline is now 35 days away. the president is holding more events tomorrow and friday. "new york times" reports this morning that a budget deal could reduce the tax deduction millions pay on their mortgage
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interest. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie, and norah. the president and house speaker john boehner spoke by phone over the weekend. top aides in the house and senate tell us that negotiations at this point are just taking place between the president's staff and speaker boehner's staff. that's because any deal that involves raising tax revenue is going to face its biggest challenge in the republican-led house. top republicans returning from thanksgiving recess urged the president to make the first offer in fiscal cliff negotiations. and they expressed a new openness to raising tax revenue, if democrats agree to make cuts to strengthen medicare and medicaid. >> elections come and go. and when they go the spirit to find common ground becomes greater. >> reporter: georgia republican saxby chambliss and mark warner lead the gang of eight.
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four senate democrats and four senate republicans, who originally met in 2007 to craft a plan to cut the debt. >> you still don't have a final product after 2 1/2 years. why do shud we have any confidence that the president and the leaders should get anything done in the next two weeks? >> anything we look at we won't completely reform the tax code or completely make all the changes in the entitlement programs in the next seven weeks. over this last 2 1/2 years, we all know where the issues are. can we make enough of a down payment to assure the markets and put a real process in place that will allow us to work through this? >> reporter: chambliss says he and other republicans still oppose hiking tax rates on the wealthy, a move they contend kills jobs. instead, republicans propose limiting tax deductions for high earners. eliminating the mortgage deduction for second homes. >> we've been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as
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it's tied to spending cuts and tax reform that broadens the base and lowers rates. >> reporter: but democrats argue that closing loopholes alone will not raise enough money to significantly put a dent in the debt. they still believe tax rates for the wealthy need to go up at the end of the year. that will be one of the biggest sticking points in these negotiations, norah and charlie. >> nancy, thank you. billionaire investor warren buffett on monday i asked him about the fiscal cliff. here is part of that interview. >> what happens if the fiscal cliff comes and happens? what will it do to our economy? >> i don't think it will do that much. i think people will assume a solution will be found quite promptly. it's a little like the debt ceiling question. people know -- the rest of the world may think we're idiotic at times but don't think we're going to commit suicide. so i think if -- i hope something gets worked out before january 1st. if it goes a little bit beyond that, i don't think --
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>> if it's january 10th -- >> if you guaranteed me that the fiscal cliff, we would go past that, i wouldn't sell a share of stock today. >> you have confidence that in the end they will fix it? >> and that this economy works. >> he is confident of a deal huh? >> he really does. he believes there's a possibility -- he thinks it will take some time. first thing he wants to see is a minimum tax, which they can do now in terms of people who make more than a million dollars, minimum tax you have to pay it before you do the tax reform. too many competing interests to get it done immediately. interesting man. we'll have more from him. to republican politics, new jersey's governor chris christie has said he will run for re-election. his popularity has been rising since superstorm sandy. a new poll shows christie's job approval rating has just 21 points in the past month, record poll shows 67% of new jersey
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voters give him a favorable rating. cbs news political director john dickerson with us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what do you think about governor christie and this rise in polls and what he has to say to his fellow republicans about what happened during the election campaign? >> well he is locking in gains sort of. he has had this successful response to the hurricane, now announcing his re-election for governor. basically saying we have to tip the rebuilding we've been doing the last several weeks. in terms of his future ambitions in the republican party, there has been some blowback about his relationship with the president in the hurricane, how it may have hurt mitt romney. christie's aides were testing that blowback how severe it was the day after the election. but -- and so that's something he will have to manage. but, you know these poll numbers are pretty extraordinary. and memories will get pretty short, particularly if he has a
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successful second term. >> john, speaking about republicans and their future there's a report in the national review this morning about jeb bush meeting with aides near the white house. he is in washington for an education summit. what do we know about whether jeb bush is really considering a presidential run four years from now? >> you know you can go crazy trying to figure out what jeb bush is going to do. remember how he danced around the issue several times in this last election and then also the question of whether he was really up for being vice president or not. he was certainly quite coy in his remarks to the national review. it's interesting. swreb jeb bush and chris christie both criticized for bucking their party. not only on the romney question but jeb bush saying i'm outside my party on the question of immigration. two contenders for 2016 who are apart from their party at a time when the party is trying to redefine itself. >> if, in fact hillary clinton
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decides to seek the nomination and gets the nomination and jeb bush gets the republican nomination it's bush/clinton all over again. >> we like familiarity in our politics. if we could just get a jefferson or hamilton to run again, we would all -- >> how about a lincoln? >> never too soon to start talking about politics. john dickerson, thanks so much. >> thanks, norah. to the growing instability in the middle east. egypt's capital this morning, opponents rallied against mohamed morsi, he met with the senior judges monday trying to quiet the dispute over his effort to assume near absolute power. holly williams is in cairo. good morning holly. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. he met with several senior judges and told them that one of his new powers immuneity from
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the court would only apply to sovereign matters. the problem is that we don't know exactly what that means. it certainly won't satisfy his opponents. they're holding a large demonstration today in tahrir square, right behind me. you'll remember the square from last year's egyptian revolution which ousted the country's long-time dictator. one of the organizers of today's demonstration told me he is expecting half a million people. that seems ambitious. at the moment there are only a few thousand people out. some of president's morsi's supporters were planning a gathering but canceled that because they were afraid of clashes. we may see more violent confrontations as we have over the last few days. norah, charlie? >> holly, thanks. human rights observers say dozens were killed or wounded, following attacks monday near the turkish border. turkey is asking nato for
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patriot missiles to defend its territory. in syria's capital, damascus. >> reporter: areas a couple of miles out are under control of the armed opposition. just one of the fronts in this ever-widening civil war. armed opposition fighters have staged hit and run attacks across the country over the past few days. they've seized some air bases and their video, we we can't independently verify shows them taking away crates of heavy weapons. this should improve their advantage on the battlefield but they're not holding these positions, apparently because they're being hit hard by the air from the syrian air force using missiles. we've heard those warplanes over damascus this morning. activists say there's been fighting inside the city itself and also on the airport road. for "cbs this morning," elizabeth palmer damascus. to the economy here at home
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online retailers are counting the sales from cyber monday. one early estimate says americans spent $1.5 million yesterday, the biggest online shopping day of all time. rebecca jarvis is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> what happened yesterday and what conclusions should we draw from it? >> it's incredible how much shopping is taking place online right now. we are seeing 26.6% is the number of increase we saw this year in online shopping as of yesterday at 6:00 pm. $1.5 billion spent. the importance of cyber monday as one day of shopping is actually declining. because we have more access now to the internet than ever before. when cyber monday first launched, you saw people mostly accessing the internet from work. that was the idea. people go back to work after the feeding frenzy over the weekend and people buy. now they're accessing the internet from their mobile phones tablets. retailers have more opportunities than ever to get
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more people spending. >> i did my fair share yesterday. what were people buying? >> it's incredible. the number two item is uggs. number one item is the kindle fire. those were the two items people were searching for online yesterday. >> says something about cost doesn't it? >> it's interesting. tablets were hunl as were retailers who sell electronics. walmart was the number one search for retailer best buy, amazon target sears. top retailers searched for yesterday on the internet. >> online shopping is growing and growing. >> even though it's about 10% of the pie it's a growing percent of the pie. retailers know they have to have an online strategy in place in order to be competitive. similarly to facebook they have to make it work mobile. that's where people are looking at the internerktst, on their phone. >> rebecca jarvis thank you. experts from switzerland, france and russia all took
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samples from yasser arafat's remains when his grave was opened this morning. they are trying to determine if he was poisoned eight years ago, possibly with a radioactive element detected on his clothing. arafat was then reburied with military honors in a private ceremony. israel denies long-standing charges of poisoning arafat, who died in 1994. results are not expected for months. washington post says the government will not let a new mexico peanut butter plant reopen. salmonella was found in several parts of that plant earlier this year, blamed for making 41 people sick around the country. the plant was going to reopen today before the fda announcement. britain's "telegraph" reports on newly released video in norway. setting off a bomb at a government building in oslo then went to a youth camp and gunned down dozens of young
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people. in all 77 people were killed. he is currently serving a 21-year prison sentence. "l.a. times" says two men have been chosen to spend four years aboard the international space station, scott kelly, brother-in-law of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords and a russian cosmonaut. the two are scheduled to launch in 2015. "star tribune" reports minnesota of university hospital delivered 19 boys in a row this weekend. the odds of 19 consecutive baby boys is more than 524,000-1. wall street journal says u.s. golf association is set to announce if anchored putting is okay. pros and amateur players using long putters are surged dramatically. critics say they give an unfair advantage. three of the last four champions use long anchored putters.
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>> i think they're awkward. >> my putting is so great with a regular putter, it's just not even something i would consider. >> well excuse me. >> why change a good thing, right, charlie, when you're already sort of a -- what do they say, drive for show putt for dough? >> that's what they say. new evidence of a housing recovery this morning. home prices rose 3% in september, compared to last year, according to an index of 20 cities around the country. prices also gained 3.6% in the third quarter of 2012. that is the biggest year-to-year quarterly increase in two years. 18 of the 20 cities saw home prices go up in september. phoenix led the way with a hey, good tuesday morning. look at that, we can actually see the bay bridge today. there is some fog around the bay area but not as dense as it was yesterday. so out the door with patchy fog and low pressure that's spinning off the west coast.
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that will lead to rain late tonight and tomorrow right during the morning commute. today, just mostly cloudy skies for the bay area. we are going to be looking at temperature highs only in the low to mid-60s. extended forecast, though, it gets wet tomorrow in the bay area. >> announcer: this national weather sponsored by big lots. oprah winfrey and david letterman didn't talk to each other for 16 years. now they are sharing a stage,
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opening up to the audience and each other. >> you and i have lived much different lives. i think that that's apparent. >> you are a white man. >> i am a -- >> this morning, she tells us why their conversation was more like therapy than an interview. and consumer reports says that pork chops and ground pork often contain bacteria that can make you very sick. most of them are super bugs. we'll look at the danger and talk with the government's top food safety official on "cbs this morning." ♪
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planes and thick -- flames and thick smoke filled the air 200 feet above sydney, australia after a construction crane caught fire. about 200 workers had to be evacuated. no one was injured. another crane owned by the same company toppled over in new york city during superstorm sandy. welcome back to "cbs this morning," everyone. baby boomers who don't want to put their parents in a nursing home have a new alternative alternative. they're nicknamed granny pods. they a in milpitas, police are trying to find a man who shot at an ng an overnight sa. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning. 7:26 on a tuesday. i'm frank mallicoat. get you caught up with some bay area headlines of a busy morning. in milpitas police trying to find a man who shot an officer
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during an overnight traffic stop. the officer was not hit by gunfire but suffered minor injures. >> a man killed himself after a standoff overnight on treasure island. he was chased by police. a woman as tied up and called 911 when her boyfriend threatened to hang her. he was arrested. she was uninjured. traffic and weather coming right up.
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good morning. the bay bridge is backed up. we had an earlier police standoff at treasure island. all the off-ramps are reopened. we are dealing with some stalls
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on the upper deck so it's really jammed up through the maze. all the approaches are pretty backed up, as well. if you are using bart, we still have ten-minute delays out of richmond to millbrae due to an earlier medical emergency. >> if you look rain you will love the weather. we have some on the way. temperatures in the bay area starting out in the 40s and 50s and overcast skies for the most part. low pressure will increase clouds over the bay area today. the winds pick up out of the southeast to as much as 40 miles an hour overnight. by this time tomorrow, it gets wet in the bay area. stay tuned. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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this new study just came out, ladies and gentlemen. the average american now weighs 176 pounds. 176. that may not sound too bad to you, but the study was conducted at elementary schools. [ laughter ]
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>> that is top. welcome back to "cbs this morning." david letterman put a unique show on monday at his old school, indiana's ball state university. >> the late night host interviewed another television legend oprah winfrey. jeff the most serious. >> when i look out at this audience, i have the same thought each time. we really should charge for tickets. [ laughter ] >> reporter: david letterman opened with a joke. but this was no comedy show. for an hour and 40 minutes, letterman and oprah winfrey discussed everything from race to the abuse winfrey endured as a child. >> raped at 9.
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continuously sexually molested from 10 to 14. >> reporter: winfrey has talked about these issues before but never with a man for 16 years she refused to talk to at all. >> oprah winfrey and i have spent one night together 16 years ago. 16 years ago. she hasn't spoken to me since. that is my history with women in a nutshell. >> reporter: from 1989 to 2005 winfrey locked letterman out. >> we found out through reliable sources that oprah winfrey hated me. >> reporter: he said two years ago it was because he stuck winfrey with an old lunch bill. backstage, oprah winfrey told us it was something else. much has been made of this -- >> so called feud? >> reporter: iciness. how do we refer to that? >> i don't know -- distancing. let's call it a distancing. i had done a show of his and during the process of the show
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people started yelling bad things, and i thought that he should have taken control of the situation, he didn't take control of the situation. it was just such an uncomfortable experience for me. >> the number one message on oprah winfrey's answering machine -- >> reporter: after a decade and and a half of off and on prodding from letterman, seven years ago, the ice breaker. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome oprah winfrey. >> reporter: that was followed bay brief super bowl ad. >> now dave be nice. >> reporter: and letterman finally appearing on the oprah winfrey show. >> i thought you would have picked up the phone. >> i wanted to be asked, oprah winfrey! >> reporter: but there was nothing like this. you said you never had therapy. >> no. >> reporter: it felt a little like we were watching therapy. >> felt like dave was giving me therapy. who would have thought? i'm thinking is this a full circle moment or what? i am sitting onstage in a real
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conversation with david letterman, who is asking me things that i hadn't thought about for years. >> we love you! >> reporter: the conversation at ball state, where students camped out waiting for tickets, traced winfrey's path from mississippi to media titan. so much to cover, the university's president thought she was supposed to wrap it up. >> may we help you? [ laughter ] >> we're talking here! we're talking here. >> reporter: letterman and winfrey kept rolling 45 minutes past the scheduled end time. >> again i hate to invoke the word "stunned." you and i have lived much different lives. i mean i think that that's apparent. >> you are a white man. [ laughter ] >> reporter: when you're up there like that, do you miss the show? >> i do not miss the show. i don't miss the show.
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i thought about it for a very long time. and i knew that it would be very important that when you let it go, you really can let it go. all those years, i never looked at my own ratings. but now when the ratings sheet comes in for everybody else's i look at a whole list of all those people, all fighting it out for a couple of rating points and i think, whew. >> reporter: as winfrey navigates her next move her cable network, still seek its own ratings growth she appears to have put at least one rough patch behind her. mostly. >> i said to him as we were walk over here dave maybe if we can't call ourselves friends maybe at least we can say we're friendly. we're friendly friends now. >> reporter: and that's the way we refer to it now. we're friendly friends. >> we're friendly friends. you can't say you're a friend until you're sat at somebody's table, gone through something with them you've experienced some challenging event or you've been able to be there and support them. that's when you know if you're a
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friend. that's why i don't throw that word around. but you know, yeah, we've opened a door. scheduled end time. norah, charlie? >> fascinating. thank you, jeff. david letterman was also talking with us about everything from his relationship with johnny carson to his future on late night television. you can see that conversation december 20th right here on "cbs this morning." and if you like pork you need to know what else you might be eating. we'll show you how consumer reports found dangerous super bugs in dozens
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by the way, if you still have leftover turkey.
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this is a good tip. take all the meat off the bones and put it in a plastic bag. wait about two weeks. when the weeks are up go in the fridge, find it and throw it in the garbage. consumer reports is ringing alarm bells this morning over pork safety. a new study shows chops and brown pork may be full of bad bacteria. jim axelrod is here with story. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. a whole host of foodborne illnesses is caused by these bacteria. we're talking about stomach aches, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, even in the most extreme cases death. but consumer reports says bacteria are not the only thing pork eaters could be worried about. for years, pork has been promoted by the industry as a healthy food option. the other white meat. >> dinner's ready! >> reporter: but a new report suggests otherwise. >> we found potentially harmful bacteria on most of the samples of pork that we tested.
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one organism we looked at is more a measure of filth indication, maybe feecal contamination. >> reporter: of over 200 samples, many tested positive for salmonella listeria staph bacteria, a whopping 69% contained yer sirvegs r ssinia. children are especially vulnerable. >> you always expect to find some bacteria in a meat product, but those are usually harmless. i think the real surprise here was to find so many potentially disease-causing bacteria. >> reporter: 90% of the bacteria found were said to be resistant to antibiotics. in other words, they were super bugs. >> all of those things paint a very concerning picture about this indiscriminate use of antibiotics in meat production in this country and what we believe are the resulting consequences of that.
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>> reporter: consumer reports was also alarmed by traces of ractopamine in one fifth of the pork they tested. farmers use the drug on their hogs to produce leaner cuts of meat. it was originally developed to treat asthma but never approved for human use. scott hurd a former top food safety official at the usda, who has done consulting work for the pork industry says consumer reports is "inflamed" and used a small amount of data to frighten people. and he says the meat is safe. >> the average person would have to eat over 700 pounds of pork every day for their entire life in order to get enough
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♪ aarp says about 23 million americans take care of their elderly parents. many have to choose between letting their parents live alone or moving them in to a nursing home. >> there is now another option that brings families closer even when they're not living under the same room. >> reporter: when viola baez began to need constant care last winter, her daughter soccorrito page, would not even consider moving her to a nursing home. viola had told everyone for years no nursing homes, not ever. >> whenever we had to visit somebody who is in a nursing home or drove past one, just i don't want to be in a place like that. >> reporter: a very clear instruction. >> very clear. very very clear. >> reporter: page wanted her mother to live close by and wanted her to have independence so she bought this portable apartment called a medcottage.
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she put the cottage in the yard right outside the kitchen window and built a 20-foot walkway so viola can come and go at will. >> it's her space, but it's still with us. >> reporter: it's right out the back door. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: the medcottage is basically a three-room apartment equipped like a hospital room. there are safety rails, lighted floorboards, and a wall with a first aid kit and defibrillator machine. the structure also comes with three built-in cameras, including one that's here in the ceiling overlooking the kitchen and then this one. this camera is mounted in the floor and is designed to alert the family in the event that viola falls. ken dupin, who founded the company, says medcottage is the formal name for his product, but it's not what most people call it. granny pods? >> initially. that wasn't our name. you don't get to choose your nickname. >> reporter: whatever the name,
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dupin believes he's found an answer for millions of baby boomers who are facing both their own retirement and the need to care for their parents. >> we need to say there's got to be a better way to do this, particularly as it involves family. and we feel that this is a very american solution. >> reporter: the solution can be expensive. this cottage is $125,000. but page figured that a nursing home would cost more than 60,000 a year and take viola where she didn't want to be. viola, what do you think? what do you think of this house? >> . >> well, as long as i'm with my family, it's okay. >> reporter: for viola, the cottage outside the window represents the safety and care that she always wanted. but for millions of other americans, it's a possible glimpse at the future. for "cbs this morning," wyatt andrews, alexandria virginia. >> tough choices for people. >> very tough choices. but at least this allows
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald hi, everyone. good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. milpitas police searching for a man who shot at an
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officer this morning just before 2 a.m. investigators say officers tried to pull over a honda on jacklin road when the man got out and started shooting. the officer did return fire. he reportedly has minor injuries. people are now being allowed back on and off san francisco's treasure island after a police standoff that lasted several hours. a report of an armed man in a stolen sedan led to a chase over the bay bridge which ended with the standoff near the bay bridge on treasure island. the suspect took his own life. got your traffic and weather coming up.
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good morning. let's start off with a live okay at our traffic sensors. in san jose, an overturn injury crash blocking lanes on the connector ramp northbound 17 to southbound 280. so you can see, our live drive time sensors it's backed up in the area. also a very busy morning at the bay bridge. we have been watching a couple of stalls on the upper deck
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backed up through the maze. here's brian. >> thank you, elizabeth. we are starting out with fog around the bay area and there's proof. the view from the top of the transamerica pyramid showing nothing but gray. patchy fog in the bay area not as bad as yesterday, mostly cloudy skies inland today. we'll get a few peeks at the sun. gale warnings posted in advance of the series of storms that are lining up out in the pacific. wind gusts tomorrow up to 40 miles per hour. low pressure that you see out there is going to be moving into the bay area. so clouds and then rain and then wind. and it looks like it's going to stay that way all the way through the weekend. so stay tuned. ys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink
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possible. it is 8:00 a.m. it is 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." president obama goes to work selling his solutions for the fiscal cliff.
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we'll ask top wall street ceo larry fink about the risk for the economy, and pastor rick warren will be live in studio 57. he'll look back at ten years of the purpose-driven life and what role religious should play in politics. first here is a look at "today's eye opener" at 8:00. >> senator mccain wants ambassador rice to explain why she didn't mention that within 24 hours of the assault in benghazi that the intelligence community knew there was linksed to al queda. >> these meetings are sure to have an impact on rice's future as a possible replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. the fiscal cliff deadline is 35 days away. >> negotiations are taking place between speaker boehner's staff and the white house. >> you have that confidence that in the end they will fix it? >> and that this economy works. mohamed morsi is trying to persuade egyptians he doesn't
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want to be a dictator. >> flames 200 feet above the air in sydney australia after a construction crane caught fire. >> oprah winfrey and david letterman didn't talk for 16 years. now they're sharing a stage. >> distancing. let's call it a distancing. >> it's incredible how much shopping is taking place online right now. >> nowadays it's all about how much you're going to buy, what deal you're going to get. whatever happened to trampling people for the love of the game. >> announcer: "the eye opener" is brought to you by aarp. i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell. gayle king is off. all this week president obama is pushing his fix to the fiscal cliff. it takes place in 35 days if congress doesn't act. >> he meets today with small business owners at the white house. nancy cordes is on capitol hill
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where noters are still working on a budget deal. nan seerks good morning. >> good morning, norah and charlie. >> everyone on capitol hill has returned from thanksgiving recess insisting they are ready to compromise and they think a deal can be reached before the deadline. the outlines of that deal are still far from clear. we know it's going to involve a mix of spending cuts and tax revenue increases. but how much and where all that money will come from is still a mystery. top aides in both the house and the senate tell us that despite the fact the president started these negotiations talking with all the leaders at the house and the senate at this point he's primarily dealing with one person. that's house speaker john boehner. that's because any deal that involves raising tax revenue will face its biggest hurdle in the house of representatives. republicans traditionally have been very opposed to tax
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increases. they still don't want to do it the way the president wants to do it which is raising taxes on the wealthy. when i spoekd with warren buffett i asked about a replacement for secretary treasure tim geithner. >> if he were to appoint somebody like jamie diamond. >> i think that might be a big signal. i think jamie dimon would be terrific because i think he -- if we did run into problems in markets, i think he would actually be the best person you could have. >> another name mentioned is larry fink the chair manned ceo of blackrock, the world's largest money management firm. he joins us this morning. pleased to have him here. welcome. >> good morning. >> we want to talk about how you see the fiscal cliff and where you think the economy is. first the global and domestic economy, is the recovery sustainable? >> the recovery in the united
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states is an example of what a lot of hard work over the last four years, whether it's stabilization of the housing market, reorienting our banks with much more capital, and most importantly we have an energy sector that is the envy of the world. between a rebound in housing that we'll be exhibiting, a strong banking system with an energy sector that's going to add a large amount of jobs. the only thing in between a great successful economy is this fiscal cliff which could be a rather large destabilizer of the potential economy for the next two years. >> if they can't do something about that the economy goes into recession. >> if we follow the cliff, we'll go into the cliff. right now you're seeing behavior changing by the ceos. they're hiring back holding, hiring back spending at the moment. you're not witnessing that yet certainly with christmas sales in individuals. if we fall over the cliff,
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you'll see payroll tax increases and extension of employment benefits go away. that alone would probably lower the economy by 2%. >> ceos meeting with the president, what are they saying to him? what should he do about entitlements as well as about new revenue? >> every ceo is having a different view on that. i come with a view that it has to be a balanced approach a combination of tax changes, tax increases and also changes in how we use deductions and other things like that. we're going to have to finally address the whole issue of longevity. we're going to live a lot longer, charlie. we are not focusing on that. unfortunately i think we're doing a disservice. a couple 65 years old in good health, one of them is going to live to 92. so you add that issue of longevity, we have to start focusing on these added costs of entitlements.
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it's going to be a come names of revenue increases and changes over a period of time of when do we begin these -- the availability for medicare and medicaid? maybe it should be extended from 67 to 69 for the young people and stagger that in. the combination of both of them is going to be about a $4 trillion savings. what i'm frightened of we have 20% of our federal debt owned by japan and china. so about $3 trillion. if you look at demographics, in ten years japan will go from a saving society to a spending as their population is aging very rapidly. as much -- as large as china is within 20 years, they're going to have a need for much more accelerated spending and less saving because of the aging of their population. a combination of all the purchases by the federal reserve and these two large owners of our federal debt we are going
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to have a serious issue. so albeit the problem is out ten years, but we can't afford to spend a trillion dollars more each year than we're saving. >> that's why you're one of the ceos who signed the fix the debt pledge. the immediate future is this fiscal debt. i wonder how many ceos are talking to house republicans about including additional revenues and how many of you are talking to democrats including -- for including more of these entitlement reforms, like raising the eligibility age? i mention that because really these house republicans will hold the key to writing any new tax laws. >> i'm scheduled to have dinner with a bunch of republican senators next week. i've had democratic senators visiting my office over the last few weeks. i said exactly what i just told you, it has to be a combination. >> what about john boehner? i know you supported president obama. what about house leaders? do you sense other ceos are
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talking to house leaders? >> absolutely and i don't mean just senators. there's no question i believe the severity of our deficits and the future problems ahead of us are going to have to be addressed bay combination of revenue increase -- >> the question is larry, are they listening and are they prepared to make compromises that they were not prepared before? >> i think so. >> why do you think so? >> i think maybe it's the openness of the dialogue. in august of 2011 when we had this problem, you did not hear any ceo speak up. you did not hear a public discord about this. i actually believe the militancy of the ceos today is a very different phenomenon. maybe the timing is different. maybe the atmosphere is different. everybody is speaking out. one ceo may have a different opinion than another one. but the fact is an open dialogue, and an open dialogue is a democratic process.
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>> do you think the president should appoint a businessman or maybe even a republican person who supported romney and the secretary of treasury to send a message? >> i think we're going to live in a very volat
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and this morn and this morning there's one more reason to look at the empire state building. we'll show you the story of its colorful upgrade, looks like the disco empire state building. good times. >> christmas time in new york. >> that's all coming up next on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by aarp fighting to keep medicare and social security strong for generations to come. y. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for you and your family. ancr: aarp is cutting through all the political spin. because for our 37 million members, only one word counts. get the facts at earnedasay.org. let's keep medicare... and social
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for 80 years since the original king congress came out, the empire state building has been world famous. and as jeff glor reports, new york's legendary skyscraper has a new look and a new kind of star power. >> reporter: last night in new york looking up meant seeing the city in a different light.
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hundreds of them, actually all new, all l.e.d. and all unveiled for the first time during an historic light show at the empire state building. the brightest moment this building has ever seen. >> i didn't even know that there were 16 million colors available. >> reporter: bruno is the ceo and president of phillips lighting charged with transforming one of the world's most recognizable buildings by replacing 456 traditional light fixtures with more than 1,200 l.e.d.s. for those looking at the building, this is going to be a significant change. >> it will because the empire state building is going to have the opportunity to really light up close to two acres of their tower and facade with very very dynamic lighting. and i'll do that all with the touch of a button. >> how about the top of the empire state building? >> oh, yes, that's perfect.
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it's the nearest thing to heaven we have in new york. ♪ >> reporter: since 1976 the empire state building has had colored lights, green for st. patrick's day, red, white and blue on the anniversary of 9/11 just last week a thanksgiving theme. but the lights were always limited to just a few colors and each fixture had to be manually covered with a colored gel screen. now the effects are computer programmed, remote controlled and 73% more energy efficient. so we're up here on the 72nd floor of the empire state building right now and this is an upclose look at what those new lights look like. workers have been up here swapping these out since early june. they started on the 70th floor and installed seven sections of lights beginning at the building's halo. the new bulbs emit colors five to eight times stronger than those in the past. ♪ new york ♪
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>> i think it will be a lot of fun. >> reporter: anthony manages the empire state building. i don't have to tell you the empire state building is iconic. >> look! >> reporter: it's a gorgeous building. people know it around the world. there was concern that it will become too bright or too much of a show. your response is? >> l.e.d.s are all over the skyline of manhattan now. so, in fact, the empire state building, you could say, has been a little behind. no one has done it quite the way we have but rest assured, we're actually projecting the lights on the building not out onto the city. so no one's going to have to shield his or her eyes. >> reporter: you don't want this to be a circus? >> it is the world's most famous office building. we're not going to mess around with that. ♪ new york ♪ >> reporter: he also promises no commercials, no screens and no logos. just inspiring lights at night
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for the city that never sleeps. for "cbs this morning," i'm jeff glor. >> there is no more perfect place to live. >> yeah, absolutely. what a great place. jeff glor double dose today on the show. >> and last night, they filmed with the helicopter. they took those pictures. >> beautiful. pastor rick warren's book "the purpose-driven life" is available in 50 languages. we'll be with us in studio 57 sharing his thoughts on everything from religion to weight loss. that's him, on "cbs this morning." this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by lifestyle lift. find out how you light up your life.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, it's 8:25. treasure island off-ramps are open after an all-night police standoff. a man who led police on a chase from san francisco to the
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island late last night at about 4 a.m. officers heard a shot and then found the man dead. he is believed to be a suspect in a carjacking in benicia last week. police in milpitas are searching for a man who shot at an officer just before 2 a.m. they were trying to pull over a tan honda when a man got out and started shooting. the officer returned fire and has minor injuries. the suspect got away. his condition is unknown at this time. a stretch of jacklin road remains closed. the 15-year-old suspect in a deadly san jose crime spree may be charged as an adult. he could be arraigned in adult court today. police say he and 26-year-old man robbed four businesses and carjacked a car recently. traffic and weather coming right up. how do you always have my favorite coffee? well, inside the brewer, there's
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good morning. we'll start you off with a live look in the east bay. up the nimitz a lot of traffic on northbound 880 from hayward towards downtown. this is a little snapshot of live conditions now near the oakland coliseum. also a little farther south, southbound 880 a little slow approaching 237 and that 237 commute is pretty backed up from 880 all the way towards zanker road. we still have about 10-minute bart delays so not too bad after an earlier medical emergency. it's on the richmond line towards millbrae. a look at the san mateo bridge, things are a little lighter than normal so everything is looking good this morning heading out of hayward. that's your "timesaver traffic." for more on your forecast, big changes, here's brian. >> i'll say. you see a little sun in that
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picture behind me, but don't be lulled into a false sense of security. rain is on the way. temperatures around the bay from the mid-40s to 50s and the low pressure that's offshore is going to cause clouds to increase today. numbers will be because this is coming from the south, fairly mild today. 62 in san francisco. 64 at livermore and 64 at fairfield. boy, we set the stage though for a series of storms moving into the bay area. wednesday we get doused, thursday we get hit with a more powerful storm and we get rain all the way through saturday. stay tuned.
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look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. welcome back to "cbs this morning." rick warren is considered one of
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the most influential voices in american life. he's a pastor philanthropist global strategist and best-selling author. his signature book "the purpose driven life" has sold 60 million copies more than any other hard cover non-fiction book in u.s. history. it is now being rereleased on its tenth anniversary. pastor warren good morning, and great to have you hire. >> good morning, norah, great to be here. >> you talk about "the purpose driven life," what on earth am i here for. we were joking that charlie says that to me every morning. >> but you believe god has a purpose for me don't you? >> absolutely charlie. even you. [ laughter ] >> you do say in the book it's not about you. >> right. >> who is it about? >> well it is all about god and his plan for us. the bible says god is love not that he has love he is love. so life's really all about learning how to love. learning how to love god. learning how to love each other.
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i'm most worried about this 20-something generation that is right now without work. i talked to people that said, you know, i went to college for four years, can't get a job and now i'm told that my education really didn't matter that much. what's my purpose? and so i have a thought that, you know, it was time re-release this for a new generation. as you said, about 20% of america read the book ten years ago. but a girl who was 12 years old is now 22. >> that brings me to politics beyond religion. on november 4th before the election you posted on facebook, "why would anyone jobless today vote to maintain the status quo instead of change? unemployment is still higher than four years ago." what are your thoughts on president obama's re-election would be my question to you? are you saying to people at that time, if you are jobless today, the president has failed you and you should vote against him and you should vote for change in the presidency? >> well, what i was saying was
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the old recovery mantra to do the same thing over and over and over and expect different change is called insanity. we spent $2 billion on an election, nothing changed. same congress same senate same president. so should we expect change? i'm not that sure. >> so therefore the re-election of president obama was a good thing or a bad thing? >> well i don't ever get into politics, as you know, charlie. i've always said i'm not right wing or left wing. >> but evidently, according to what we've just been talking about, god wanted president obama, if he had a purpose for him, to be re-elected. do i follow that? what's the disconnect between those two things? if god has a purpose. >> we don't know god's purpose in a lot of events. i was at the notre dame-usc game on saturday night. people were praying for both sides to win. i don't think god has an opinion on that. >> so god didn't care. but god does have an opinion in terms of the purpose of your life.
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>> god is more interested in your character than your career. because you're not taking your career to heaven. you are taking your character. so what you do is not nearly as important as who you become. and i would say god is extremely interested in who barack obama is becoming or who mitt romney is becoming, or who you or i or norah are becoming because that's the character issue that's going to outlast our career. >> i've listened to people on television talk about a worry that we're becoming more secular. on the other hand, you're expanding. are you worried about where we are as a society in our relationship to religion? >> well, one of the big reports that's been reported over and over and over, nine months ago "newsweek" had a cover, the decline and fall of christian america. in december "newsweek" decline falls. the prediction of the church's demise are highly exaggerated.
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kingdoms come and go. where's the syrian empire? where's the nazi regime? those things come and go. one of the problems is misinterpreting of data. there was a result that came out that said the number of protestants in america -- i think it was a pugh study, dropped precipitously. of course it is. nobody calls themselves a protestant. i'm an evangelical. >> what do you call yourself? >> evangelical. nobody uses that term anymore. like if you say the number of pilgrims have dropped precipitously. nobody calls themselves a protestant anymore. >> is church attendance down? >> church attendance has stayed level since the 1950s. it's neither higher nor lower. this week, more people will go to church on one weekend than attend all professional sporting events in one year. let's put that in perspective. more people will go to a
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synagogue, a cathedral, a temple, or a church on one weekend than go to all professional sports in an entire year. >> why do you think faith is so important to so many people's lives? not just in the united states but obviously around the world, and yet religion also sometimes becomes the heart of so many problems around the world, and such conflict. >> there are a lot of things that have been done in the name of god that god would disavow and i feel no responsibility to defend those things. what we need not is religion but a relationship. a relationship to god. "purpose driven life" is about that. it's not about a religion, it's about how do i have a relationship? one day jesus was walking around, somebody asked himming what's the most important thing in the bible? he said this is the cliff notes. love god with all your heart, love your neighbor as yourself. the vertical and the horizontal. and "purpose driven life" talks
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about how do i do both of those? how do i learn to love god with all my heart and how do i learn to love my neighbor as myself? >> speak of love thy neighbor as thyself, want to talk about gaye marriage same-sex marriage, civil unions. someone tweeted, ask him about his opposition to same-sex marriage. why do you oppose same-sex marriage? >> well, first, let me ask you. do you consider yourself to be a tolerant person? >> i do yes. >> so you would be respectful of people who would disagree with you, no matter what? >> agreed. >> because that's a very, very personal question. people want to make an ind incendiary issue of it. i have biblical views over what i think marriage is about. i am in favor of not redefining marriage. i'm not. it's not illegal to have a gay relationship in america. it's not a big issue to me. >> let me ask you, it's interesting.
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a republican pollster john mccain's pollster he's part of a big firm and he has talked about there has not been one issue where there has been so much change so quickly, on the issue of same-sex marriage. now we saw a majority of americans support same-sex marriage. how do you mix those two things which is a personal opposition that might be founded in religious faith based on what is public opinion that is shifting so dramatically on that issue? how do you merge those two things? >> well, as a pastor i believe in both the good news, that i believe jesus is who he said he was, the son of god, and i also believe in the common good. and we're in a democracy where nobody wins all the time. for instance, i happen to believe life begins at conception. but that's not the law. okay? >> and for the people that don't believe that you're tolerant of their views, right? >> well, the point is nobody's leaving the country.
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we have a wide spectrum in america and we have to work for the common good. sometimes when i mean being co-belligerent co-belligerent, for instance i don't agree with everything, but when they are object if iing pornography, i'm a co-belligerent with them. i don't believe everything that my gay friend believes, but when they want to end aids i'm a co-belligerent with them. kay and i have given millions of dollars to fight aids around the world. i can work with an atheist, i can work with a mormon a baptist, buddhist jew, and that's one of the issues we have to work on. >> but the important thing is to underline what you said earlier to norah in terms of same-sex marriage, you have to be tolerant of other people's views. so if they differ with you with respect to christianity or with respect to some of the things you say, you're tolerant and
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accepting that they came to their believes in a genuine way and have to be respected for that. >> the problem is that tolerant has changed its meaning. tolerant used to mean i may disagree with you completely but i'm going to treat you with respect. that's what tolerant means. today it means you must approve of everything i do. that's not tolerance, that's approval. there's a difference between acceptance and approval. jesus accepted everybody no matter who they are. he doesn't approve of everything i do or you do or anybody else does either. so you can be accepting without being approving.e ingapproving. that's an important point. >> in reading about you and having known lots of people who you would consider to be good friend of yours, you also went through a much publicized battle against weight. >> yeah, i sure did. >> did you win that? >> that's hilarious. well, i've lost 50 pounds. i've got about 40 more to go. it's a really funny story. i was baptizing one day, and we
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do it the old fashioned way. we actually put people in the water. i was baptizing 876 people. along about number 500, i had not a very spiritual thought. i thought we're all overweight. and so the next sunday i got up, i said folks, i can't ask you to get in shape unless i do. and i said i've only gained two or three pounds a year but i've been your pastor 32 years. i need to lose 90 pounds. i brought in three doctors. we started a thing called the daniel plan. in the last year our church has lost 267,000 pounds. >> there's support in numbers. >> yeah. several national organizations, we want to study your test group. >> kudos to you and your parishioners for doing that and thank you, rick warren for being here and congratulations on the 10th anniversary of "the purpose driven life." it is available now. and do you know r.a. dickey? he loves books, and he throws a
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mean knuckleball, too. the cy young award-winner is here to tell us how baseball and books have shaped his life.
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r.a. dickey of the new york mets is not a typical baseball major. he is a former english major with a locker full of books. he is also the national league's best pitcher. but his path to big league stardom was as bumpy as the pitch that finally brought him success. as major league baseball's only active knuckleballer, 38-year-old r.a. dickey dominated the national league this year in strikeouts complete games, and shutouts. >> 1-2 to davis. in there strike three called! back-to-back one-hitters for r.a. dickey! >> for 14 years the tennessee native bounced between the
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majors and minors. then two years ago, a fresh shot with the new york mets ended when he was the first player cut in spring training. >> i was a 35-year-old man getting sent to minor league camp on the first cut. it's tough. you feel like you've squandered another opportunity and you just don't ever know if you're going to make it back. >> but after throwing a one-hitter in the minors, he was called back up. over the next two seasons, he became a mainstay in the mets' rotation. 2012 was his breakout year. 20 wins and pitching's highest honor, the cy young. dickey is the first knuckleballer to receive the award. >> this award is special for me because i get a chance to celebrate it with so many people. >> in july he gave david letterman a break down of the pitch he credits with saving his career. >> excuse the expression are you squirting the ball out are you just letting it come out of the momentum? >> well, i would say that the
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sensation i feel when i throw a really good one, it's like it pops out. >> that was good. let me see that again. this is like anti-gravity. >> dave loves sports. dickey joins us this morning. my sense of a knuckleball is like that but then you corrected me in one way. >> well, you got the grip right. just take my fingernails and dig in right behind the horseshoe. >> tell everybody what it is that a knuckleball does before we figure out how you found it. >> if a conventional pitcher uses spin to manipulate the break of a ball, a knuckleballer is trained to take spin completely off. so that the break is very chaotic and unpredictable. a good knuckleball has about zero to a half revolution from the time it leaves your hand until the time it gets to the plate. >> and that can be bad news for batters. >> yep. >> who taught you to throw a knuckleball? >> i learned from my grandfather early on. but i was always a hard thrower
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so i didn't really need it. as i got older, if i wanted to keep chasing the dream of being a big league player, i had to come up with a weapon i could use and this was my ticket. >> why didn't you give up early? >> faith, hope. a lot of people who love me well. >> 35 years old, sent back to the minors. 35. many players are ending their career. >> with three kids and trying to figure out how i'm going to take care of my family. you're making between $1,800 and $2,500 a month in the minors. >> did you become a different player in the minors? did you somehow begin to use this more? or did you simply have a circumstance of a perfect storm enabling you -- >> yeah, that's a great question. it's a real organic thing. i started in 2006 and as i grew as a hurk i also grew as a pitcher, and was able to throw this thing with some consistency and that's what you have to have as a knuckleballer. you have to be able to throw for strikes. >> can you imagine being sent
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back to the minors, and then you come back and you're the cy young award-winner. >> it's incredible. some people say you have an angry knuckleball. >> phil said that he's a longtime knuckleball great. i think it has to do with the velocity in which i throw it. a regular knuckleball is thrown at 65 miles an hour 70 miles an hour at the height. i throw mine between 75 and 80. so the break is a little more violent. >> what happens with most pitchers when they lose it and they begin to sort of lose a little bit of speed off their fastball and they begin to get hit more and their career is over, but knuckleballers last longer. >> yeah. it's a little bit less stress on your body. you're operating at about 60 or 70% capacity all the time instead of as a conventional pitcher, you're full go every pitch for 120 pitches. so it's less wear and tear on the body, which enables you to prolong your career. >> are you going to stay with the mets? >> i sure hope so. unfortunately that may not be up to me. >> let's talk about what you're doing for kids because you were
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an english literature major in college and you're going up to charter school, the dream charter school in harlem and you were delivering what to them? >> well i'm here for one purpose and that's for literacy program, the capital one and heart of america foundation have teamed up, they've been teaming up for about ten years now. we're giving out books. we're going to give out over a thousand books today at the harlem school. they've been responsible for over a million books distributed over the course of their relationship together. so this is a fantastic initiative. >> why is that so important to you? >> because i think it teaches things that you can only learn through books. we live in a culture that's fast-paced. you get internet, you want information, you get it right now. books teach us patience. they teach us all kinds of things like that. >> what does mountain climbing teach you? >> having gone up mount kilimanjaro last year, that teaches you patience, too. just trying to do things that are bigger than yourself.
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that's my hope. >> incredible. >> did you ever lose the belief that you would have this thrill of being where you are, this possibility? >> well, i think that's one of the things ironically books teach you, is to have a big imagination. i always believed and had the hope that i could do it. >> what are you reading now? >> presently i'm reading a book by a russian author called "the master and the margarita." i'm engaged in that right this second. >> great to have you here. >> r.a. dickey thank you so much. what a pleasure. >> we'll be right back, you're watching "cbs this morning."
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you got that knuckleball down? >> i do, i do. this has been a great broadcast. think of the people that have been on.
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warren was here. r.a. dickey was here. we looked at david letterman. >> warren buffett. >> oprah winfrey. >> it's been incredible. >> larry fink. >> an incredible show today. >> what a great job to have. >> it is. got people in the control room laughing. you know what, charlie? it's the best job i have ever had. i do mean that. and a lot of it has to do with you and gayle. not chris licht, though. >> it's nice for you and i, simply want to do what's best for the rest of the people. up next, your local new
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego with your cbs 5 headlines. police in milpitas are continuing a manhunt this morning after an officer- involved shooting. just before 2 a.m., they tried
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to pull over a tan honda when a man got out and started shooting. the officer shot back and now has minor injuries. the suspect got away. a man who led police on an overnight chase is now dead. the car chase started around 11:00 last night in downtown san francisco. police pursued the suspect across the bay bridge to treasure island where he ran toward the shore. around 4 a.m. he was found to have a self- inflicted gunshot wound. police believe he committed a carjacking last week of a san francisco sheriff's deputy has pled not guilty to bank robbery charges. prosecutors say fingerprints and surveillance video link phillip tong to a holdup at a san francisco bank of america earlier this month. he is free on bail and suspended with his job without pay. here's brian with the forecast. >> good morning. thanks for coming by channel 5. winds already coming out of the south in advance of a system that's going to bring a lot of rain into the bay area over the next five days. a little bit foggy from russian hill out the door this morning.
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there's some widespread fog. cloudy skies will do it for much of the rest of the day. but we already have gale warnings posted and winds could gust up to 55 miles an hour by this time tomorrow in the east bay hills. low to mid-60s today. we don't start the rain for another 20 hours. so early tomorrow morning, we'll get wet and we'll stay wet through the weekend. traffic is next. what's that? when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no!
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good morning. we'll enjoy a dry morning commute while it lasts. it's going to be wet as brian just said later in the week. but right now we're just seeing moderate traffic up northbound 880 past the coliseum. it bottlenecks closer to downtown oakland. bart is recover after an earlier medical emergency. still seeing 10-minute delays richmond to millbrae. all the bart lines are on time. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and your ferries all on time. we'll take a quick look at the bay bridge. they had a couple of early engineer stalls still backed up to the maze.
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